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“Pleasant spot”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Carraig Rua B&B

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Carraig Rua B&B
Ranked #15 of 78 Kilkenny B&B and Inns
Ireland
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89 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Pleasant spot”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2013

Stayed here for a night recently - first time not to book a hotel for years. A little dated but this was negated by the friendliness of the lady of the house. Rooms good size and seemed clean but the walls were so dusty I couldn't relax in the bed. It could do with a little updating - carpets ..... I couldn't take my socks off and go barefoot :-( Ensuite grand - shower could do with descaling but plenty of hot water. The breakfast was served in the conservatory which was lovely - scones in the bread basket - nice touch.

Room Tip: family rooms available. Quiet enough as the house is set back from the road.
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  • Stayed November 2013, travelled with friends
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  • Location
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2013

This is lovely B&B, very handy to train station and town. There are lovely victorian decorations with a nice breakfast room in a light conservatory. We were in Kilkenny on a sunday so it was very quiet. Since our weather was lovely, we sat by the river and fed the ducks, did a wlking tour,toured the castle and then sat in the courtyard of the castle enjoying the weather and the scenery. Usually Sundays can be a challenge in Europe as a lot of things are closed, but this was a very nice day.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Sacramento, California
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6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2013

Due to an accident on the motorway we arrived late. Our hostess greeted us with a smile and engaged in conversation. Our rooms were large and comfortable. In the downstairs living room are tea and coffee for the guests all day and evening. We were close enough to walk to town for dinner. Breakfast was served in a lovely large area that looked onto a beautiful garden backyard. Great breakfast. The host and hostess were very warm.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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St. George, Utah
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8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2013

We had a great stay at Carraig Rua! We wish we could have stayed longer in the town of Kilkenny. This B&B is within walking distance to the town and all of the historic sites you may want to see. The owners were very good hosts. Upon arrival the owner showed us to our room and gave us some great advice on sightseeing and local pubs. Our room was very clean and the full irish breakfast the very next morning was amazing! We cannot wait to come back! When we do we will definitely be staying at this B&B! Thanks for everything!

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Bismarck, North Dakota
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128 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2013

We were greeted and instantly made to feel at home. The daughter provided us with directions to the various sites we wanted to see and offered some recommendations for places to sleep. Tea and electric teakettles were available for tea that evening. Breakfast the next morning was the complete Irish breakfast. The amount of food was over whelming. Everything was very tasty and served hot. Would recommend it. It was in walking distance of many of the downtown sites, a treat given the congested, narrow streets.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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ft myers
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4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2013

A+ just a few hours drive from DUB airport, Comfortable clean rooms, just a short walk to town for shopping, dinner, pub music, sight seeing. wish we could have stayed longer. Breakfast was wonderful.
Oonahg is the perfect hostess.

Room Tip: Our room for 3 was Perfect plenty of room comfortable clean
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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with family
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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20 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2013

We greatly enjoyed our stay at the Carraig Rua. The B&B is located just a short walk to the town and attractions. The rooms are very comfortable. Breakfast was wonderful, particularly the homemade baked goods, The owners are delightful with great recommendations for dinner and siteseeing. We look forward to our next trip to Ireland and would definately stay there again.

Room Tip: Both rooms we had were very comfortable.
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  • Stayed June 2013, travelled with family
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Property: Carraig Rua B&B
Address: Carraig Rua Dublin Road, Kilkenny, Ireland
Region: Ireland > Province of Leinster > County Kilkenny > Kilkenny
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Ranked #15 of 78 B&Bs / Inns in Kilkenny
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Number of rooms: 6
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